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in on gurneys, and across america it's a scene that tragically plays out time and again. abc news discovered, on average, well over 200 fatal bus crashes take place every year in the u.s., with more than 12,000 nonfatal crashes. and more than 15,000 people injured. just last week, a 6-year-old boy died when a bus crashed into the long island home where the boy was asleep in bed. and in july, a tour bus crashed into this barrier outside of new rochelle, new york. with the bus going too fast for the slick roads. injuring all 24 people on board. back in miami, it turns out that the driver here, even mowed down a sign warning vehicles more than 8 feet tall to turn around. police say they don't know whether they'll file charges against that driver. his bus belongs to the miami bus service. a company that we found had three violations last year related to driver fatigue. ron, it's too early to tell if that played any role in this crash. >>> a frightening scene this morning on a highway in japan where at least three people were killed when part of a tunnel collapsed outside of tokyo. the company th
. there is no debt crisis in the united states of america and europe, and there is no such thing as the debt crisis in my own country, which is nevertheless being consumed by debt. you know the joke about balloonist. the balloon has been blown off isrse, and at some point they no such thing as a debt crisis. manage to gain control of the balloon and lower it above a farm. the farmer comes out and looks up at the balloon and one of the balloonists says, excuse me, sir, where are we? and the farmer says, you are in a balloon. the balloonist says, he must be an economist. precisely accurate, and hopelessly useless. [laughter] we have a doctor here amongst us. imagine if you had a terrible case of a cancer patient in acute pain, and your diagnosis was, the person is experiencing a pain crisis. it wouldn't be useful. debt is a symptom of 2008, to be precise. it is what happens when a financial implosion begins on wall street, and then all sorts of dark forces break out, break loose, and they start dismantling the economic and social fabric of the world. these awful events happen once every hundred years
did it. ♪ good day sunshine >>> good day, indeed. wake up america! we're still here. those doomsday predictions appear to be a dud. our cameras in times square at midnight to prove it. >> there's the clock -- three, two, one. okay. >> this morning, the sun is rising, right now, on a brand-new day. good morning, america. ♪ i'm in love and it's a sunny day ♪ >>> and there is the proof right there. it may be raining in times scare. but look at that beautiful sun rising over hollywood beach in florida this morning. >> why aren't we doing the show there? >> more proof positive that we have survived the mayan doomsday. so, happy friday, robin and everyone watching at home. welcome back to elizabeth. paula faris in for josh. >> it's great to be here this morning. and life is going on in many ways. take a look right now at the lines at chicago o'hare airport. more than 1,000 flights were canceled. and there are going to be long waits this weekend. it's a major hub for the country. a lot of flights if you're not going to chicago, go through chicago. >> a. busy travel day. >>> we're close
coast today and tomorrow. >> we'll go through all of america's weather in the next half hour. it's an awful lot of rain moving across the country this weekend. amy. >> sam, thanks so much. >>> coming up here on "gma," the dramt developments in that trial of the high school valedictorian charged with killing his own mother. his father speaks out. >>> also ahead, the pickup tossed into the air by a tornado. there's a man inside fearing for his life. he is okay. but wait until you hear who raced to his rescue. >>> also, an unprecedented, live event for you. you're looking at an american hero just back from afghanistan. he has no idea, though, we flew in his family. they are waiting next door, at his base, the reunion, live, only on "gma." go nowhere. go nowhere. reunion, live, only on "gma." reunion, live, only on "gma." go nowhere. [ sea ] hi! thsea calling. when's the last time you visited me? when i went surfing. i love to surf. can you imagine surfing in the middle of me? in the middle of you? oh yes! [ giggles ] nice moves! ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] our biggest december sale
. jon: what a friday. jenna: thank you for joining us, "america live" starts right now. megyn: fox news alert. eufaula after the nra break the silence. for the first time since the gunman broke into the sandy hook elementary school and gunned down 26 people. armed police police officers are saying that americans deserve the right to defend themselves. that is the argument. >> a gun in the hand of secret service is not about work. you will be able to pray hard enough for a gun in the hands of a good guy if it's 3:00 a.m., to get there fast enough to protect you. megyn: predictably, is conference was interrupted twice by protesters. they were removed from the room. frank lautenberg is calling his comments reckless. saying that the nra wants of our communities with guns. james rosen has more. reporter: that afternoon. as fox news reported earlier this week, wayne lapierre and his argument about the placement of armed security, similar to that seen at the white house on capitol hill. >> what it when adam lanza started shooting his way into sandy hook elementary school last friday, what if h
." >>> and good morning, america. hello to robin at home. welcome back to elizabeth vargas. so much of our hearts and minds, still focused on newtown. president obama will announce his next step. the students at sandy hook are going to go back to school in january. it's a new school where they're trying to replicate like sandy hook. >> they want every crayon in the right place. >>> we're also going to go, as part of our search for solutions, inside one of the safest schools in the country. you wouldn't believe how they protect the students in school. the question, of course, being are these extreme measures about to become routine in schools? >> certainly, a fascinating look. >>> also, a shocking verdict in the case of the high school valedictorian in michigan accused of killing his mother. we're going to go inside a stunned courtroom. >>> we're going to switch gears. you saw it in the open. get ready, everybody. it is perhaps our biggest "deals and steals" event, ever. all for the holidays. how about $15 hockey jackets? just for starts. >>> let's get to sam. that major storm sweeping across the
america for years to come. for that, we need a dea to avertthe fiscal cliff. let me know what you think. you can find me on facebook or tweet me. my handle is @ali velshi. have a great weekend. >>> you're in the "cnn newsroom." i'm joe johns. fredricka whitfield is off. u.s. investigators are looking into whether a man detained in egypt played a role in the attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. egyptian authorities have detained muhammad abu ahmed. he's a well known jihadist who was released from prison after the downfall of former president hosni mubarak's regime.diotti i york. what do we know about the arrest of the aleng ledged terrorist suspect? >> he was picked up a couple weeks ago in ejimegyegypt. joous authorities suspect he may have been involved in the consulate attack in benghazi on september 11th that killed chris stephens and three other americans with direct knowledge of the investigation. the u.s. source tells me the fbi which is conducting the investigation, has not had access to him yet. the source says following the attack, ahmed very quickly popped up on their ra
. >> this is america. but what gives someone the gall to think that they can tell someone else what to do in their car? if someone was in your property, in your yard, you could say, you know what, you've got to turn your music down, my baby's sleeping. but you're in a public place -- where does "stand your ground" fall into any of this? >> let me put on my lawyer hat for you here. as a human being, i have a gut reaction to this. and i'm horrified. i think it's unnecessary. i think how dare you shoot somebody over music. >> what's your gut reaction? >> how dare you shoot somebody over music. but when you break it down, he's not saying i shot him because the music was too loud. he's saying, i shot because i saw a shotgun -- and we had that discussion. he knows his guns, okay. and i felt threat pd and i was afraid i was about to be shot. that's the problem with the "stand your ground" law. is that all you have to say, i thought i saw a gun? clearly, no. once you get into a court of law, there's going to have to be evidence. there are witnesses out there. i'm sure there's a security camera out there. they
all of america's weather in the next half hour. josh? amy? george? >>> coming up, "90210" star's 911 call to save a fan's life. >>> the miami businessman living the high life. now under arrest for ripping off his famous friends. >>> and i suppose you can call them the amish sopranos. we'll introduce you to the mob boss. sit the most surprising reality show ever? >>> you saw us deck the halls at robin's. we had so much fun. we go back to robin's home for a very merry christmas. we have a whole lot to share this morning. hd 4. she changed her dress three times, but all you notice is her beautiful, healthy skin. jergens ultra healing moisturizer makes even your driest skin look healthier, instantly. hd 4. . i had[ designer ]eeling enough of just covering up my moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. i decided enough is enough. ♪ [ spa lady ] i started enbrel. it's clinically proven to provide clearer skin. [ rv guy ] enbrel may not work for everyone -- and may not clear you completely, but for many, it gets skin clearer fast, within 2 months, and keeps it clearer up to 9 months. [ male a
. >> it more russian children are adopted here in america than any other country. we're talking tens of thousands of country over the last 20 years or so. as of this morning, russia has just made this illegal effective immediately in a sort of diplomatic dispute with the u.s. that seems to have very little to do with the children. they're like any proud parent. americans posting their stories of adopting russian children, showing their happiness on the internet. >> so we're leaving. >> this family traveled to russia in 2007 overjoyed to adopt ben. >> you've gotten to be a big boy. >> a head full of hair. >> i know. like daddy's. >> a relationship that took nearly a year to get started. >> it's a million pieces of paper. you laugh about it, but it really is quite an intensive process. >> now at home, ben just turned 7, very much an all-american boy. >> how about some milk? >> i hate milk. >> you hate milk. >> celebrating the holidays, last christmas they decided to adopt a second russian child, prepared to work through those sticky wheels of bureaucracy all over again. now it's politi
aurora, columbine, virginia tech and newtown, connecticut. names that have become iconic in america's bizarre and shameful epidemic of gun violence. we're here because we know that america is greater than those awful moments. we're here because we envision an america that's known as the nation that solves this terrible gun violence epidemic once and for all. we can do this. we can do this. they say friday's horrific mass shooting at sandy hook elementary school changed everything, and it has. it is a tipping point. reliably pro gun lobby senators have shifted position saying they can no longer bring themselves to oppose gun policies. republican commentator joe scarborough said sandy hook changed everything. president obama said, we can't tolerate this anymore, we must do better than this. so friday changed everything. for me, though, it was a shooting on the observation deck of oh the empire state building when my brother was shot. for others it was a school bus in chicago, or a parking lot in florida. for jim and sara brady, a day in 1981 changed everything, when jim stood behind t
in america that schools are the safest place to inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk. >> he has blood on his hands. >> despite being disrupted twice, making killers famous in the news and glorifying them in movies and video games. >> a child growing up in america today witnesses 16,000 murders and 200,000 acts of violence by the time he or she reach the ripe old age of 18. and does anybody really believe that the next adam lanza isn't planning his attack on a school he's already identified at this very moment? >> almost certainly part of this muscle flex was to remind congress members who might be tempted to join calls for gun reform that the nra has enormous influence, not just nationally but also in state and local races. >> the national polls can show an overwhelming majority of people in favor of certain gun control measures but republicans know the turnout is small in their primaries and the nra members will be there and may very well take it out on them if they vote in favor of gun control. >> the bottom line of the nra statement was just that, that they are not backing down a b
people. it's just a show of support. it is does not mean america will arm rebel forces. president obama talked about why the decision was made right now. >> the syrian opposition coalition is now inclusive enough. reflective and representative enough of the syrian population, that we consider them the legitimate representative of the syrian people in the asass regime. >>> hugo chavez, recovering from six hours of surgery in cuba this morning. the fourth cancer-related operation for the venezuelan president since the summer of 2011. his vice president tells the people of venezuela the procedure on chavez was complex and completed correctly and successfully. >>> so michigan, the cradle of the organized labor movement is now a right to work state. last night, michigan governor rick snyder kept his word and signed the controversial legislation into law, despite thousands of protesters. >> this is an area where obviously people disagree. but i'm confident this is in the best interest of michiganders. this will lead to more and better jobs. >> the legislation means public and private sector w
-- americans love football. do you think it can expand beyond america? >> well, we had great success over in the u.k. next year we'll expand it to two games and we're playing in toronto. we have had great success in other markets like mexico and the far east. i believe our future is very bright overseas. the game is very popular. our fans on a global basis want more and more football. that's what we're doing. we're responding to that interest. >> you talked about the culture. football players in the nfl are role models and in the nba as well and in other professional sports. how do you make sure that the players appreciate that by their personal conduct? >> well, we have a personal conduct policy which was put together with the players. and it's very important because they are role models and they're held to a higher standard. i think all of us in the nfl are held to a higher standard. when we don't reflect well on what i call the nfl or ourselves, then we're going to be held accountable. we have a program that's focused on education. it's on discipline. and when people do
less reliant on imports to meet our demand. >> reporter: importantly, america is using nearly 700,000 fewer barrels of oil each year than we did back in 2007. so with domestic production rising, does that mean we'll never again have to worry about $4 or $5 a gallon gas? well, not yet. >> there is a very real, very good possibility that we see $4 a gallon nationally here this spring. $5 a gallon is still something we're looking at. wouldn't be surprised to see a few pumps at $5 a gallon, should there be another refining issue. >> reporter: for now, americans will have a few extra dollars in their pockets to spend on family and friends this holiday season. we should note that the folks in new york hit hard by hurricane sandy are still paying, on average, $3.81 a gallon, 50 cents more than the rest of the country. prices there are also expected to start coming down. matt, back to you. >> tom costello, thank you very much. savann savannah? >>> the first family attended a party last night. peter alexander has more on this story. good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning
. >>> and more on the late senator inouye. >>> and what's on the menu? america's most expensive christmas dinner. you're watching "early today." . >>> hi, i'm stationed at airsam air base. i wanted wish a merry christmas to my son and boys. merry christmas. >> i'm in southwest asia. i wanted to wish a very merry christmas to my wife, kara, and beautiful daughters. i'll be home soon, and i hope you have a great christmas and happy new year. >> and happy holidays to you, as well. >>> here are some stories making news this morning. activists in syria see government warplanes attacked a bakery in a rebel-held town killing people including children. it appears to be one of the deadliest aerial attacks in the nearly two-year-long civil war. >>> michael crapo is sorry after been arrested and driving under the influence near washington, d.c., early sunday. >>> and in honolulu, president obama and the first lady attended a memorial service for senator daniel inouye, the world war ii veteran who died last week at age 88 after serving nearly 50 years in congress. >>> the markets will be open for a half day
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series. >>> that's what's making news in america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morning america." >> stay with us for "good morning america." thanks for wat captioned by closed captioning services, inc. >>> good tuesday morning i'm kristen sze. >>> i'm eric thomas. it is chilly out there. there's rain headed our way. >>> good news is, you only have to deal with the chilly weather this morning. good morning. there's patchy fog around santa rosa and a
card. apply online or at a bank of america near you. quick head now and welcome to the control room. this is going to be a story. day three and no sights of two inmates who used bed sheet to break free from a jail in hospital. they got into a cab. they went to his moms house and he turned them away and called the cops. they are still on the loose . people magazine. who is in the news. jeffs quarterback tim tebow and main squeeze. we are talking about camilla bell. that's the true. they are no longer dating. i guess it has something to do with him not starting. maybe she wants member who will play every day. we'll look into the story. >> gretchen: i thought you meant free agent. check out how wasteful spending drive up health care costs. medicare has been paying more than $900 for the back brace you can see on the screen. guess how much it should cost. $100. right on the internet and american taxpayers are footing the bell. our next get of said it needs to stop. sorry you had that job. he's with us with washington to share what needs to be done. good morning to you, kirk. >> gretchen
across america and around the world this christmas night. "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. i'm carl quintanilla in tonight for brian. a large part of the country doesn't have to dream of a white christmas tonight. we are getting it. a major winter storm is bringing snow and thunderstorms to texas, oklahoma, alabama and arkansas. but that's not the only threat. tornadoes are a big concern along the gulf coast as the storm now moves to the north and east, threatening holiday travel. we have two reports tonight from those who cover it best, our friends at the weather channel. we begin with meteorologist jim cantore in hattiesburg, mississippi. >> reporter: this tornado outbreak is far from over. we've already had damage with injuries off to my south. and we are just under way with this multifaceted storm. there's no reason why birmingham and atlanta will not deal with severe thunderstorms. travel not recommended, arkansas all the way up into kentucky, southern illinois, missouri. that's where the blizzard conditions, nine states right now under blizzard conditions. on wednesday,
been reports on the voice of america that an iranian team of scientists have been seen recently, in recent days in north korea. so there is questions about the relationship between, and any help that may have been provided to the north koreans by the iranians. clearly the north koreans are very proud of this long range ballistic missile launch. the one in april failed miserably. and for the first time then they admitted that it did fail publicly. this time they extended the window and did not invite foreign journalists to watch this and simply announced when it was successful. they didn't want to take a chance of it failing again. the north koreans trying to time this to coincide with the death of their, their leader a year ago, and so that's why they're carrying this out this week. it is an attention-geting exercise. most u.s. officials believe. the pentagon has been notably silent in reaction to the launch last night, jenna. jenna: it has certainly gotten a lot of our attention and we'll be talking about it today. jennifer, thank you. >> reporter: thank you very much. jon: for
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from terrorism. part of the insecurity is coming to us from the structures that america created in afghanistan in the private security firms. the contractors that they promoted at the cost of afghan people. and the way they behaved with afghan people and the anger that has caused in the afghan people, and the resulting insecurity. >> would you say you believe that some of these would be intentional insecurity brought by nato in the united states? >> there is a very strong perception that some of that insecurity is intentional, yes. >> reporter: and when i asked him if he trusted the united states' motives in afghanistan he said, once bitten, twice shy. natalie? >> thanks so much, atia. >>> a new york city homeless man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a man pushed in front of a subway train. 30-year-old naeem davis is being held without bail. he served two years in prison for robbery. on wednesday, the victim's family spoke out. his daughter says she wishes someone had helped her father off the tracks but said, quote, what is done is done. >>> a candle l
in america show, seven nfl players have turned in their guns to team security officials since the belcher murder/suicide. >>> on "monday night football" it was pure beauty. the best team in the afc at least by record. he goes into tom brady's house and gets steam rolled. that's a touchdown pass to stallworth right there. a beauty. a 42-14 rout of the houston texans. the texans are the best team -- have the best record in the league. that's danny woodhead right now. he's going to cough it up. brandon lloyd recovers it in the end zone for a touchdown. everything's going the patriots way. what a dreamy night. the patriots won 20 straight home games in the month of december. this was tom brady's first game since he and his wife gisele welcomed their child together, v vivian lake. >> did you watch this game? >> yes. i can not. it's way too exciting. >> three weeks to go until the fiscal cliff and all the talk in washington is about what's not happening. we'll explain, coming up. this family used capital one venture miles to come home for the holidays. that's double miles you can actually use..
stands ready at america's biggest block party. >> 54 checkpoints into the core at times square area. people will be safe. we believe it's the safest location in america, times square. >> reporter: unlike new year's celebrations past, nypd has received no specific threats this year, but will be on high alert for signs of trouble in whatever form it may come. >> we use our helicopters in the air, observation posts. we have chemical radiologic al, police on scooters. it is a major commitment on the part of the department. >> reporter: and the department gets major kudos from this former secret service agent who safeguarded president obama in venues large and small. >> the world has changed so the game has changed and people want to see that force there. they want to see the uniforms and the police personnel, they want to see those tactical teams on the ground. it gives them a sense of security. >> security aside, preparations for fun and games have been ongoing for days. 2013 is in place. >> three, two, one. >> reporter: the confetti has been tested. yes, they actually test it. and the
about taxes and wealth in america. steven, thanks for being here. so we have spent six months talking to lawmakers, republican and democrats. this can't happen. we can't go off the fiscal cliff. we have got to meet this deny. now what we're hearing, it is not that bad, we have time. >> what jessica said about the term paper, getting it done in time. you know what happens if you don't get it done in time? you get an f. and a lot of american voters are going to say an "f" to all the politicians if they don't get it done. look, i don't think it would be the end of the world if we go off the fiscal cliff. and it think it would be resolved in the weeks ahead. but this is kind of a black eye for the political system. here we are, two or three days ahead from the start of the year. without any american business investor, or worker, this just is not a very good way to run a country. and it is almost like banana republic politics. >> my dad used to say, no way to run a railroad. or government. let's talk about a couple of things, the whole idea that tax rates on everyone will go up. does the i
years on "america's got talent" i've seen more acts murdering your husband's songs than probably any other musician or singer alive. if i had to hear one more version of -- ♪ if tomorrow ever comes it gave me severe earaches. i'd like to apologize to him through you for the massacring of his music. >> at least you have a connection with him. you massacred that yourself there. it was pretty bad. >> trying to sing "hello" to lionel richie. >> were you really trying? >> i like to make the guest feel like they're the star contrary to public perception. with you and lionel, you think you're better singers. >> an ego boost. that's nice of you. >> perk you up a bit. you sold 10 million albums? >> something like that. >> what's the worst song you've ever written? >> i don't even want to say it. >> one that makes you shiver. >> this is cnn. come on. >> your worst bruno mars song you have ever written, one that even now makes you come out in a weird sweat. >> me and my partner phil wrote a song called "bedroom bandit." that's all i have to say. >> i can't even imagine. how bad those lyrics a
: sorry, america. less than 24 hours to go but no deal on the fiscal cliff. why can't lawmakers get it together? we'll ask a master negotiator, donald trump, what is happening in this process in moments. >> clayton: and say good-bye to 2012. we are live in times square with the man in charge of putting on the biggest show of the year. "fox & friends" hour two begins right now. ♪ i'll never ever get back together ♪ ♪ . >> juliet: oh, in honor of dave briggs, this is his last day with us. he's moving on to different pastures. >> clayton: so play his least favorite song? i asked you to send us your least favorite song. that's dave's. mine is "call me maybe". and toba knows it's my birthday. please do not play that song today. that's my only wish. >> juliet: i can't wait to hear "call me maybe." how do you guys not like that? i don't get it. let's get to some headlines. major health scare for secretary of state hillary clinton. she was supposed to be back on the job this week, but instead, she is waking up at new york presbyterian hospital. she's being treated for a blood closet i
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-- >> that is a problem for america. if that should happen. >> chris: i don't want to get too much into the weeds, though, obviously it is a substantive subject, but after the cliff, the next big step, is when we reach the debt ceiling, which we're now told by treasury secretary geithner will be probably around the end of february. two months. assuming that you get this deal, you turn off the bush tax cuts, for -- bush tax cuts for 98% of americans, will they go every the democrats as part of bargaining on -- and the president said, i will not negotiate on that anymore. >> here's what i will do, if you took every penny on the $600 billion and put it on the deficit, it is 6 or 7% and i don't believe all of it will go on the deficit. when we raised the debt ceiling in august of 2011, we borrowed $2.1 billion. we spent that much money, in 17 months. why would i raise the debt ceiling again, unless we address what put us in debt to begin with? i'm not going to raise the debt ceiling unless we get serious about keeping the country from becoming greece, and social security and medicare, here's what i would lik
approval. very different and just the same as america's favorite fish dinner. >> same texture. >> eating frankenfish. >> please don't use that term. >> reporter: the fda won't say when it will give final approval. the company says it could go out of business before it does. jim avila, abc news, washington. >> and they'll run out of money soon, in january of next year. >> a month. >> a matter of weeks from now too. the fda taking its time in getting to the issue. i think most people are at home going ew. >> i don't have a problem necessarily with steroid being injected into the chicken to make them larger. there's a reason that animals were created and supposed to stay exactly how they are. no cross-pollination here. interesting, little chance a salmon could escape and breed. if that happens, bred with wild fish they could disrupt everything. but there's -- >>> if the frankenfish got together with other fish. freaky fish! >> chaos. a freak every now and then. i knew willis would enjoy that. >>> still to come, getting ready for the end of the world. >>> as the countdown to the end of the m
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today and where we go. fireworks happening today, welcome to "america's newsroom." i am bill hemmer "zero dark martha: hello, i am martha mccallum. speaker john boehner's news conference is expected to address what we will do now. he will basically, i would imagine, say we have not been able to get these things together. >> he has said that the senate democrats need to come up with a plan and expose it. there was a lot of turmoil inside the republican party right now. here he is talking we lassman about that. >> out of the with the number is. say the number is 40. it's the same 40 chuckleheads that started with hr-1. and he has done everything in his power to bring them along, to make them feel better. but it hasn't mattered. bill: douglas leaders in washington. good morning. not an easy night for speaker john boehner. >> yes, he is coming off as having a very difficult day. he was hoping that his fellow republicans would rally around his across-the-board tax hikes that come with a fiscal cliff great he was asking fiscal conservatives to swallow some tax hikes. only on those that ma
cleaner than coal. it's found right here in ameri america, and there's enough of it for the next 100 years. the fuel is natural gas. and the new source is gigantic deposits of shale rock thousands of feet underground. this one is called the marcellus shale. it covers 95,000 square miles across four states. so this is the famous shale. >> there is gas in that. reporter: locked in there? correct. reporter: how come i can't see it or smell it. >> if you were to crack a piece of this off, you would smell a piece of gas. >> reporter: george stark represents cabot oil and gas, the second largest gas producer in the marcellus. we toured a new shale gas well. >> typically we're pulling in an average day almost three quarters of a billion cubic feet of natural gas a day. >> reporter: where is it going? it's going to heat homes. it's going to fuel our vehicles. it's going to create electricity. >> reporter: and how do you get gas from shale? with a high-tech operation called fracking. >> okay. suppose i'm america. i have an insatiable craving for gas and oil. excuse me, guys. so in fracking, we dril
flu season which usually begins in january is already coughing and aching its way across america. the earliest flu season in a decade. >> the strain of flu that's most common so far this year, h3n2 has been associated with more severe flu seasons and more young and very old people getting severely ill. >> reporter: five states -- tennessee, mississippi, alabama, louisiana and texas have widespread flu. missouri and georgia aren't far behind. more people with fever, body aches, sore throat, nasal congestion and headache. but there is good news. this year's flu vaccine is a good match to fight this year's bug, which means you should be getting something else for christmas a little early. a flu vaccine. dr. richard besser, abc news, new york. >> not bad advice. thank you, dr. besser. >>> we also have an update now on the leukemia patient taken by her mother from a hospital in arizona. security video last week showed her mother leading her out of that hospital in phoenix, and now we've learned overnight the girl's father was questioned by border patrol agents on saturday, but they sa
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